How Long Should Guys' Shorts Be?

08/03/2006 at 04:34 PM ET

Believe it or not, men worry about hemlines, too. And when it comes to how short shorts should be, there is a growing debate. After seasons of long, droopy shorts ruling the lower bodies of men, they have been creeping up on some of summer’s hottest bodies. Matthew McConaughey (left) has become the ubiquitous boy of summer, spending all of his time outdoors in shorts and not much else. If you can pry your eyes off his torso, you’ll see that he is sporting the most popular short length for the summer: just at the knee. For those who feel even buffer? They may follow Hugh Jackman’s (middle) lead and head for a few inches above the knee. Or for the superfit, like David Beckham (right), the teeny, tiniest briefs will do nicely.

Tell us: What length do you like men’s shorts?

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rebecca on

Nobody should EVER have to wear a speedo, except for david beckham cuz he can work it(soooooo hot). but the nicest bathing suits for men would be mathews cuz they look hot on any 1, especially him.

Natalie on

Matthew’s are a perfect length

miranda on

i am in love with becks. he can wear speedos any time!!!

Delia on

I would love to see McConaughey on speed-do!! He looks good!!!!!!

Shell S on

Leave just a little to the imagination guys! Matthew has it right for sure. Would much rather look at the nice abs leave the bikini bottoms to the ladies.

lynn on


joanna on

As long as the guy has the body and especially the legs, I prefer the Hugh Jackman look best. Speedos best for the bedroom.

Lindsay on

I also live in Germany and am used to the Speedo look. However I like it! Am I the only one who thinks McConnaughey looks hot, but needs to shave?

missi on

Go Matthew, GO,GO,GO,GO,GO……….
as always pleasing to the eyes!
oh thats right,the shorts, I prefer at the knee!

Jennifer on

I like shorts the length of Matt’s, right at the knee.

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